Haunted House Candy Container

Haunted House Candy Container

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 1st 2015

Create a unique candy container for Halloween with a papier-mâché house and DecoArt Media®.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • transfer paper
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • #0 liner brush
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • papier mâché house



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Randomly tear large pieces of the scrapbook paper. Apply a layer of Americana Matte Decou-Page to the area where the paper will be placed. Position the paper. Apply another later of Decou-Page on top and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Cover the entire surface.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Transfer the pattern onto the house as desired. Paint the house, tree, and tombstone in Carbon Black with #3 round and 1/4" flat brushes.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Mix Hansa Yellow Medium with a small amount of Quinacridone Magenta until a desired orange color is created. Outline the house with a liner brush. Add in pumpkins and leaves as desired.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Mix Hansa Yellow Medium and a small amount of Cerulean Blue to achieve a desired green color. Add leaves, a door, and a fence as desired.
    8. Mix Titanium White with a small amount of Carbon Black. Free-hand a moon into the scene with a #3 round brush, allowing the moon to be on multiple sides of the box. When it is still wet, add a small amount of Titanium White for a highlight on the moon.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Using transfer paper, transfer the windows to the house. Using a #3 liner brush, paint in windows and "RIP" on tombstones using Titanium White. Once the windows are dried, use a liner brush to add the window grid in Carbon Black.


    Haunted House Pattern